Best Flowers For Gardening

Best Flowers For Gardening

Flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden. You can plan your garden in a way that you will have flowers all year long. In our case, it would be Spring, Summer, and Fall. Winter is too cold at temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius).

  • Your best spring flowers could be tulips, daffodils and narcissus grown from bulbs, shrubs or trees like the Forsythia and Japanese cherry and creeping phlox which is a very colourful ground cover and of course, the pionies, which are very majestic flowers.
  • During the summer you have lots of choices. You can plant daylilies, hostas, summer phlox, summer hydrangea, roses, coneflowers, daylilies, hostas, water lilies (if you have a pond),  and many more.
  • In the Fall you will have hibiscus, rhododendron, daylilies, daisies, asters, mums, and pansies.

In this article, I will introduce some of my favourites, most of which we have in our gardens.

Best Flowers For Gardening

What Are The Best Flowers For Gardening?

The best flowers for gardening are those that are easy to care for and have a long life. In our climate, we differentiate between annuals and perennials. Flowers are beautiful to look at and they are very good for your health and well-being. I love to spend time in our gardens and look at all the beautiful flowers with butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and dragonflies enjoying them. Here are some of the best flowers for gardeners of all levels.

Roses

Roses

Roses are my favourite flowers. You can get them in a multitude of colours and they don't need too much care. They are happy with water, fertilizer and lots of sun. Roses are also perfect to grow in containers. I have a flower bed with just roses in different colours. They are also ok to overwinter in our cold climate.

Petunias

Petunias

Petunias are another popular choice for gardeners because they are easy to care for and come in many varieties and colours. Petunias are considered annuals in our area. However, there will be the odd flower cropping up in the Spring. We usually overwinter the petunia pots in our garage and bring them back out in the spring.

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

The Gerbera daisy is a beautiful flower that comes in many different colours. They're also easy to care for, so you can enjoy them year-round. Having said that, gerbera daisies are annuals here in Eastern Canada. Our winters are way too cold for them. I used to have several pots with gerbera daisies and I would take them inside during winter. This way I had beautiful flowers even during winter.

Balloon Flower

Blue Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Ballon flowers come in three different colours. It will thrive in the sun or shade and it is a cold-hardy plant. Balloon flowers can exist in dry conditions, however, they prefer moisture conditions. We have a sprinkler system that is perfect for our balloon flowers.

White Balloon Flower

White Balloon Flowers

These white balloon flowers look great when mixed up with their blue and pink cousins. They are easy to grow and don't need much work.

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnias are annuals. They produce seeds but the original flower will not come back in the next year. We used to plant Zinnias in one of our raised garden beds. They come in a multitude of colours and look absolutely stunning. They also make a beautiful addition to your interior design because they can be easily used as cut flowers.

Zinnias are definitely one of my #1 recommendations for annuals.

Daisies

Daisies

I love daisies. They are very easy to grow and look beautiful. The common daisies (image above) are my favourites. We planted some a few years ago and they come back every year. They can be invasive if you only have a small garden. In our case, we have lots of space and many different flower gardens. We also have bush all around us.

Pansies

Pansies

Pansies are a great choice for gardeners of all levels. They're easy to grow and have a wide variety of colours and textures. Plus, they're drought tolerant and can be grown in any type of soil.

There are many different types of pansies. In Europe, they are very often used in cemeteries because they are very easy to care for. Here in Canada, they are probably the last blooming flowers before winter sets in.

A word of caution: pansies can be very invasive.

Impatiens

Impatiens

Impatiens are beautiful, fragrant plants that can be used for a variety of purposes. They are good for adding fragrance to your home, making plants in your garden more beautiful, and even being used as a decoration. You can grow impatiens either in pots, in large containers or plant them directly into your garden.

When it comes to impatiens for gardeners, there are a few things you need to take into account. Impatiens should be grown in cold weather climates, as they do best in colder climates. They should be planted in moist soil since their roots need moisture to thrive. Finally, they should be watered regularly, so that they receive the right amount of water each day. We have a sprinkler system. This is ideal for our impatiens.

Begonias

Begonias

Begonias are a type of lily that is often used as a symbol of love and affection. They can be found in many different colours and can enhance any garden setting. They're also great for adding a touch of femininity to any room.

The flowers are easy to grow and can be grown in most climates. So, if you’re looking for a beautiful flower to add to your garden, begonias are a perfect choice!

In our climate, begonias are grown in pots as annuals. You can try to overwinter them in your garage or in your house. So far I haven't been very successful doing it. Therefore, we buy new plants in the spring.

Snapdragons

Snapdragons

Snapdragons are perfect for small gardens. Snapdragons are also great for adding colour and interest to your garden. Their delicate petals can be turned into vibrant shades with just a few drops of water. And because they like to grow in bright sunlight or shadow, you can control the colour of your snapdragon's flowers just by changing the light that hits them.

Cosmos

Cosmos

Cosmos is a great plant to use fin your garden because it tolerates harsh climates well. It also has a strong fragrance that can be used in floral arrangements.

One benefit of using Cosmos for gardeners is that they are drought tolerant. This means that they can grow in dry climates, even during times of drought.

Another benefit is that they are easy to care for. You just need to water them regularly and they will stay healthy and fresh all season long.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers  (Helianthus Annuus)

Sunflowers are my favourite flower. They are annuals in our neck of the woods. But their flowers last a long time and wildlife enjoyed them tremendously. Sunflowers are one of the most common flowers in the world and can be found everywhere. They're perfect for gardeners of all levels because they're easy to care for and provide a lot of colours in your garden. Sunflowers can be anywhere between 6-60 inches tall and have lanceolate leaves. We feed the birds in the winter so the sunflowers show up every spring.

Geraniums

Geraniums As A Symbol Of Love

Geraniums are often seen as a symbol of love. They have long been used to show affection and love, and their long petioles make them easy to grow. Additionally, they are often associated with festivals and events. When you want to show your loved ones how much you care, take a look at some of these beautiful geraniums for your garden.

We grow geraniums as annuals in pots. However, we take the pots into our garage over the winter and bring them back out in the spring. Some of our geraniums are a few years old and they keep on coming back with their beautiful flowers.

Morning Glories

Morning Glories

Morning Glories are beautiful flowers that can be used to create a variety of different arrangements. They're also great for adding a touch of brightness to any garden.

One of the best things about morning glories is that they're easy to care for. You just need to water them. They'll grow rapidly in cold climates, so don't be afraid to add them to your garden in colder weather months.

Morning Glories are also great for use in decorating your home. They have a bright, cheerful colour and are perfect for adding a pop of colour to any room.

A note of caution – Morning glories are very invasive plants and once you have them in your garden you cannot get rid of them. It took us several years to weed them out.

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Gaillardia is a beautiful blanket flower that looks great in any garden. It’s easy to care for and is a great addition to any floral arrangement.

You can plant the gaillardia in your flower beds and they will do just fine. I never tried to grow the blanket flower in our gardens. I will surely try this summer and see what happens.

Daylilies

Daylilies

I love daylilies. They make excellent perennials. You can grow them in any garden and they are very easy to care for. We have many different types and colours of daylilies in our gardens and even woods. They look stunning.

They're perfect for any garden, whether you're looking for a small bouquet or something large enough to represent your love. You can use daylilies as part of a complementary colour scheme or as an accent in your garden. They look stunning when mixed with hosta plants.

That's what we have in our gardens. Beware deer love daylilies and host leaves.

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula is a great flower for gardeners of all levels. It's easy to grow and has a long history of being used as a symbol of affection and love. Additionally, it's often associated with festivals and events. So, whether you’re looking for a simple bouquet or something more extravagant, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ll show you some of the best flowers for gardeners of all levels.

Coneflowers

Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Coneflowers are perfect for gardeners of all levels. They're small and easy to grow, making them a great choice for beginner gardeners. They're also quite fragrant, so they'll be a popular choice for those who love to smell flowers.

Echinaceas are known as one of the healing plants and are used in ancient medicine. Birds, bees and butterflies also love them.

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow is a wildflower and is for gardeners of all levels. It grows in our wooden areas and looks just beautiful. I love wildflowers and yarrow is one of them.
Columbine Flowers

Columbine Flowers

If you're looking for a beautiful and unique flower to adorn your garden, look no further than the Columbine flowers. These sweet-smelling flowers are known for their bright colours and vibrant petals. They're perfect for adding a touch of colour to any garden setting.

The columbine flowers are great looking. This is another one we have never tried. I will definitely add it to our garden this summer. I will definitely make sure to enjoy seeing the Columbine Flowers in my garden!

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox is a great option for small gardens. Not only does it look good, but it also produces high-quality flowers. It needs very little care and is easy to grow. Plus, its bright colours make it a great addition to any garden.

There are two types of phlox. The creeping phlox has very short flowers and is used as a ground cover. The summer phlox can get quite high. Both of them come in many varieties of colours.

Aster Flowers

Aster Flowers

Aster flowers are a great choice for gardeners of all levels. They have a soft, gentle aroma and are perfect for adding a touch of beauty to any garden setting. They’re also easy to grow and can be used in any type of garden.

Plus, Aster flowers come in a variety of colours and shapes, making them the perfect addition to any garden.

Azalea

Azaleas (Rhododendron)

Azaleas are a flowering shrub in the rhododendron family.  They love acidic soil and are easy to grow. We have a lot of evergreens in our garden area. They create acidic soil and the azaleas love it.

There are many different types of azaleas and rhododendron and I am sure you will find the perfect shrub for your garden.

Sweet Peas For Gardeners

Sweet Peas For Gardeners

Sweet peas are a great choice for gardeners because they are easy to grow and have a sweet flavour. They’re also a good addition to any flower bed because they don’t compete with other plants for space.

To get started, start by selecting the sweet peas that are the most desired by your customers. You can find these peas at most grocery stores and some pet stores.

Once you have the sweet peas that appeal to your customers, it’s time to plant them. Plant them in well-drained soil in an area where they will be happy and productive.

Water them regularly, and keep an eye on them so that they reach their full potential. Once your sweet peas are established, you can begin to enjoy their sweetness and fragrance.

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias are perfect for gardeners of all levels. They're fast-growing plants that can be easily grown in any type of soil. They're also easy to care for and have a long lifespan. Dahlias are great for adding colour to your garden and making it more interesting.

Dahlias are winter hardy in zones 8-11. We are in zone 4 therefore Dahlias are annuals here. We have to plant them every spring. They have beautiful flowers and are available in many types and colours.

Daffodils

Daffodils (also known as Roman Jonquils) (Aralia)

Daffodils are one of the first flowers to come up after our long winter. They are a very welcome guest in our garden. We planted daffodil bulbs in large groups along the bush and in our flower garden beds. Daffodil bulbs are toxic to the animals so they don't get eaten by squirrels, rabbits or deer.

Roman jonquils are a kind of bulb that is typically grown in Europe and the Mediterranean. They come in many colours and styles, but our favorite is the yellow jonquil. Aralia jonquils are easy to grow and are one of the most popular flowers around.

Tulips

Tulips

Their magnificent flowers herald the arrival of spring! Plant the bulbs in the fall, but keep in mind that they might be finicky about returning. If they do, the following years are frequently disappointing. Treat them as annuals and replace them with new bulbs in the fall. Tulip bulbs are delicious meals for rodents like rabbits and squirrels. I remember one year I planted over a hundred bulbs. They were beautiful in the first spring. The following year I only had two or three that survived.

Forsythia

Forsythia

Forsythia blossoms appear before the foliage, making them one of the first indicators of spring. Look for newer types that are more compact and neat, allowing them to fit into smaller gardens.

I love the Forsythia bush. The yellow flowers are so very welcome after our long winters. We have 3 or 4 of them in our flower gardens.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

This beautiful bush is perfect for a small or medium garden. It's easy to care for and has a trailing habit that makes it easy to water. Plus, its bright colours will brighten up any space.

To get started, first place the bush in a sunny spot where you can see it regularly. After watering, mist the bush regularly to keep it moist. Finally, cut off the stem of the bush and place it on a hanger so it can dry out a little bit before planting next year.

Rose Of Sharon Hibiscus

Rose Of Sharon Hibiscus

This perennial hibiscus shrub's lovely blooms arrive late in the season, just as the rest of the garden is starting to fade. They come in a variety of colours, including white, pinks, purples, orange, and even pale blue.

We have four different hibiscus shrubs in our gardens. They are pink and purple. This year I would like to add some white and orange ones.

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular flowers for gardeners. They’re easy to grow and have a long history of being used as a symbol of love and affection. In addition, they can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden. For example, you could place them near the front door to entice passersby to stop by and take a look. You could also plant them in the backyard or in an alleyway where they can attract insects.

Clematis For The Garden

Clematis For The Garden

Clematis for the Garden is a soft, fluffy flower that is perfect for gardeners of all levels. Not only does it have a pretty color but it also has a long history of being used as a symbol of love and affection. Not to mention, Clematis for the garden can be grown in most climates, making it the perfect flower for your garden.

If you’re looking for a soft and fluffy flower that will look great in your garden, look no further than Clematis for the Garden.

Hardy Geranium

Hardy Geranium

We have some of these hardy geraniums in our garden. They survive winters of minus 30 Celsius. We planted ours a few years ago and they have been coming back every year. These plants are very easy to grow. They don't need any care whatsoever. Nature cares for them with plenty of sunlight and water.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron (Rhodiola)

Rhododendron is a beautiful shrub. As you can see in the image above, the rhododendron looks great if planted in groups. It's easy to care for and produces beautiful flowers that will last for years.

You can even put rhododendron in your garden to provide extra colour and fragrance. Rhododendrons typically bloom once a year. However, we had one which produced flowers twice a year. It was a real treat to watch.

Cattleya

Cattleya (Orchid)

Cattleya is a beautiful, hardy perennial flower in tropical zones and it can be found in most parts of the world. It's a great choice for flowers because it's easy to grow and has a long life span. Plus, its colour can vary greatly, making it a great addition to any garden.

To get the most out of your Cattleya, you'll want to water it regularly and keep it well-maintained. This orchid does not grow in colder climates. It can be grown in pots and left outside during the warm summer months.

Narcissus Angustifolius

Narcissus Angustifolius (Narcissus Amabilis)

This beautiful flower is often used as a symbol of love and affection. It’s also known as the “droplet narcissus” because when you touch it, a small drop of water droplets appears. This flower is easy to grow and can be grown in many different ways. You can either buy a Narcissus amabilis plant, or you can grow it yourself.

To grow this flower, you will need to provide a well-watered soil mix and water regularly. The Narcissus amabilis plant is grown from bulbs.

Conclusion To The Best Flowers For Gardening

Conclusion

Gardeners are always looking for plants that can thrive in their gardens. Whether they’re looking for drought-tolerant plants, high-yield plants, or beautiful flowers, there are plenty of plants to choose from. But when it comes to flowering plants, some are just perfect for your garden.

Do you only have a small space and would like to plant some of these beautiful flowers? Did you know that you can grow many flowers in containers on your balcony or deck?

I trust you enjoyed this article on the Best Flowers For Gardening. Please stay tuned for more blog posts to come shortly. Take care!

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